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The Columbia House Bands: Ben Selvin, Vol. 2
Ben Selvin
The Columbia House Bands: Ben Selvin, Vol. 2
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
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All Artists: Ben Selvin
Title: The Columbia House Bands: Ben Selvin, Vol. 2
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Label: Old Masters
Release Date: 4/14/1998
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Swing Jazz, Traditional Jazz & Ragtime, Vocal Jazz, Oldies, Vocal Pop, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 705283011728

CD Reviews

This second CD by Bennie Selvin is truly marvelous!!!!!
Stan McIntire (whiteman_70@hotmail. | Cleveland, Ohio | 10/28/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"....and you all thought Selvin's Volume I really was good...too...well.....this tops them all!!!!! Some of the biggest names recorded with Selvin: GOODMAN, MILLER, both JACK & CHARLIE TEAGARDEN, and even cowboy crooner SMITH BALLEW. Ballew has a singing voice like mine, and I have many, many of his records; including one recorded around 1932-1933 "Tia Juna," and "The Isle of Capri." Selvin really had good potential and talent to show-off to the world what good quality musicians were really made of. (Bill Randle, if you're reading this -- don't forget, Selvin, in his whole career recorded under 150 different band-leading names, and way-over 9,000-10,000 recorded titles and I really don't care what jazz discographer Brian Rust thinks of my opinion.)"
Classic dance band recordings from the early '30s
Adam M. Dubin | Chicago, IL USA | 06/24/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have had both this CD and its companion Vol.1 for a couple of years now. Both are superbly produced and transferred (despite what another reviewer states -- does he require all high frequencies to be dampened? Then the music sounds dead and muffled). Both are essential listening to those of us who love quality dance band music of that era. Selvin used great soloists, who gave many of his sides a quintessential jazzy sensibility (the young Benny Goodman features prominently herein). Get this one!"
Vol 2. even better than Vol 1.!
JJA Kiefte | Tegelen, Nederland | 03/04/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"While I relished volume one of Ben Selvin's reissues on TOM, this one (1929-1930) is even better; the music is a few degrees hotter and features Benny Goodman (a lot), Jack Teagarden (on two tracks), Manny Klein, the Dorseys, Stan King (on most tracks) and a host of other well known instrumentalists. Main vocalist is the dependable Dick Robertson, but we also find the delightfully laconic Eddie Walters (also present on some tracks with the Charleston Chasers, Timeless CBC 1081). I would be hard put to mention a letdown among the tracks. The booklet info is excellent and this time comes with complete discographical info (missing on vol. 1). Sound quality is as good as one might expect from recordings this age and together with the other TOM reissues this is a valuable addition to my discography of pre-swing dance music. Highly redommended."